Newsletter 2009

If the book had come after the computer

If books had been invented after the computer, they would have been considered a big breakthrough. Books have several hundred simultaneous paper-thin, flexible displays. They boot instantly. They run on very low power at a very low cost. (And you can read them in bed!)

Prof. Joseph M. Jacobson, MIT Media Lab
Quoted in the New York Times, Apr 8, 1988, page B2